The soldiers of ska, rocksteady runaways and rebels of reggae bring you music for dancers and lovers.
Babylove and the van Dangos is a tight group of bonafide musicians and nomatter if it’s live acoustic performances on japanese television, cramped bars, bass booming festivals, this band always deliver. So keep your eyes peeled, because any stage, anywhere, at anytime BvD might be bringing their Rocksteady Ska and reggae to your town. After more than 200 showsplayed throughout the 4 year life of Babylove & the Van Dangos, their soulful sound has earned them a place up with the top live acts on the ska scene. Doing it the old fashion way BvD has toured Scandinavia, all over Europe and Japan to build a solid fan base and show that this is a band that always gets the peoples feet, moving to the sweet ska beat.
In the spring of 2004, this seven piece outfit was formed in Copenhagen Denmark by lead singer Daniel ”Babylove” Broman to express the soulfulness of ska music. Less than 3 months later this baby was already up and running wild on the Danish ska scene. After a year of song writing, beer drinking and dancefloor shaking, Babylove & the Van Dangos recorded, produced and mixed their debut album ”Run run rudie”, which was released on the bands own label ”Lovers Choice Records”. The self released album has so far sold a solid 1500 copies whithout any promotional support except the music itself and the bands impressing live performances. “Run run rudie” was January 2007 re-released by the international ska label Megalith records and is distributed in Europe, U.S.A and Japan.
In February 2007 Babylove & the Van Dangos released a 7” vinyl recorded the classic way. One take, no cuts and lots of oldschool feeling. The single called “Big Big Baboon” was released by Mad Butcher Records and features the amazingly talented Coolie Ranx (ex-Toasters, ex-Pilfers) from New York who brings his personal ”rudeboy style” to the track. The release was followed by heavy touring all over Europe in April 2007.
Later that year the 2nd album called “Lovers choice” was recording and it will be released by Megalith Records (CD/downloads) and Mad Butcher Records (Vinyls) April 2008 and feature 14 brand new songs and feature Doreen Shaffer from The Skatalites and will be mixed by the legendary Victor Rice from New York.
Discography: ”Run run rudie” cd (Lovers choice records 2005) ”Sorry if it’s not cool anymore #2” compilation (MRC records 2005) ”Skanibal Party #6” compilation (Mad butcher records 2006) ”Run run rudie - U.S version” cd (Megalith records 2006) ”Big big Baboon” 7” vinyl (Mad Butcher records 2007) “United colours of ska 4.0” compilation (Porkpie hat records 2007) “Lovers choice” cd/vinyl (Megalith records/Gateway dist. DK/Mad Bucther records 2008)